5 Jul 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Argentina vs Switzerland 55th Match in Pictures

Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland in extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

With a penalty shootout looming, Lionel Messi made a surging run toward the Swiss area and laid the ball off to Di Maria on the right, and the winger sent a left-foot shot past diving goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.
Blerim Dzemaili nearly equalised right before the end but his header hit the post, and the rebound bounced off his knee and wide of the goal.

Argentina will play the winner of Belgium and the United States.
It was a dramatic ending to what had been a tight match, with Argentina struggling to break through Switzerland's disciplined defense.

Though Argentina dominated possession from the start, it was Switzerland that had the best chances in the slow-paced first half.








































(AFP Photo)

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